• Win a weekend at the Cape May Jazz Festival

    March 26, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

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    Anyone who becomes a fan of WBGO on Facebook by April 2 at noon is automatically entered to win a weekend for two at the Cape May Jazz Festival, April 16-18, 2010.

    Artists appearing on the festival include: Spyro Gyra, Shemekia Copeland Blues, Tim Warfield Band, Chucito Valdes and many more.

    The winner receives two full festival passes plus two nights at the world renowned Congress Hall in Cape May.

    Congress Hall
    Congress Hall

    The two festival passes include all workshops, wine tastings and CD signings.

    Transportation to and from Cape May, NJ is the responsibility of the winner.

    You can enter to win simply by becoming a fan of WBGO on Facebook.  Click here to get to WBGO's Facebook page (you must have a Facebook account and sign in).  Contest ends Friday, April 2 at 12pm.

  • Guest Contributer: Peter Muir, Author of Long Lost Blues

    March 25, 2010. Posted by Simon Rentner.

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    It was a real pleasure to be interviewed about my new book Long Lost Blues by Vincent Pelote on Jazz from the Archives earlier in March. I was first on the show back in 2001, and then as now, was struck by the depth and intelligence of Vincent's interviewing.  We certainly had a lively discussion about the book!

    The book is about the earliest (pre-1920) blues and its spread into popular culture.  These blues are really important in the evolution of both blues and jazz, yet they have been overlooked by historians.  In fact, my book is the first in-depth study of the genre...  Check out the book's website.

    Listen to my interview with Vincent on Jazz From The Archives below. - Peter Muir

  • Live Tonight: Nicholas Payton at the Village Vanguard

    March 10, 2010. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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